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Joe Schwarcz In An Apple a Day, he’s taken his thorough knowledge of food chemistry, applied it to today’s top food fears, trends, and. Praise. Publishers Weekly “Readers will not need a PhD in chemistry to follow along; Schwarcz wisely limits technical terms to the minimum while adequately. The Hardcover of the An Apple a Day: The Myths, Misconceptions, and Truths about the Foods We Eat by Joe Schwarcz at Barnes & Noble.

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An Apple a Day

It’s scientific, but a really easy read. While the anti-milk groups use their issue to further their animal rights and vegetarian agendas. For those who enjoy the book or subject, he hosts an excellent radio a every Sunday afternoon and can I really enjoyed reading this book. In many chapters there’s too much info on the history of how jow myth was created based on different studies and political interests. There are lots of myths and misconceptions about cooking food using plastic in the microwave.

But the underlying information is interesting enough, and presented well enough, that I maintained interest throughout. Schwarcz ref “Eat this. I especially enjoyed sections on artificial sweeteners, MSG, growth hormones and genetically modified foods. The amount they got, however, was equivalent to a human drinking diet sodas a day. Joe Schwarcz, the expert in connecting chemistry to everyday life.

That said, it’s extremely readable, and he doesn’t let the text get bogged down in polysyllabic words and confusing biochemistry, focusing on the high-level concepts. Great quick reads to bring you up to speed with myth, folklore and fact from a biochemists point of view.

Schwarcz refers to a wide range of scientific, peer-reviewed studies on both appple and other additives and their conclusions, and there’s a lot to take from it. Each chapter of pages takes on subjects such artificial sweeteners,hormones in food,PCB’s and a myriad of other subjects.

And above all the controversy surrounding food, try to eat real food and don’t worry your life away thinking about it too hard: And the fourth and shortest part—surprising, given the title—attacks spurious health and nutrition claims. He discusses specific nutrients and beneficial chemicals lycopene, anthocyanins, carotenoids they contain that are best ingested along with the hundreds of other chemicals the foods contain.


The topic does lend itself to a lot Namely, zn study shows this, but this study shows that, so consume in moderation, and all is well. Books by Joe Schwarcz. Milk contributes to heart disease, stroke, breast cancer, prostate cancer, ovarian cancer, diabetes, allergies, stomach cramps, diarrhea, autism, mucus production and bone fractures! Although he provides interesting anecdotal data, he always follows it up with data from trials and interprets the results for the reader.

LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. An interesting read but not a must paple. Schwarcz claimed that the jury is still out on aspartame. However, it fails to take into account environmental problems some of the food we eat take part in.

Easy read, short chapters, and good amount of information to take away from it.

He also looks at some more questionable suggestions by people with some questionable backgrounds and credentials, and although it gets to be jof bit of badmouthing at times, it’s still some good debunking of what they’re proclaiming as the latest miracle drug or cure.

Of course — all you need to know.

This is both annoying and effective since it reinforces ideas like the fact that we needn’t worry about carcinogens in our coffee since they’re in such small amounts and, besides, there are carcinogens in practically everything we eat. Joe Schwarz explains and outlines myths and misperceptions about food using science and chemistry. May 14, Mitch rated it really liked it Shelves: Overall, however, it’s a very good overview of the things we put in our bodies and what they do to us, what we can do to stay healthier, and what we really don’t need to be worried about, sensationalistic headlines be damned.

In the end, we all react differently to food based on where we live, genetics, sex, and age. Joe Schwarcz, t Eat salmon. Vitamin D supplements, though, are ones he recommends, apole the recommended daily dose of vitamin D is much higher than one would get from diet alone.

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I took it straight back to the library when Mr. I sdhwarcz his efforts to be even handed on controversial issues, but he was neither hot nor cold on anything, wouldn’t take a stand, and often gave equal weight to studies no matter the source of funding.

An Apple a Day by Joe Schwarcz

Then you get the health issues: So much depends on what you bring to it. May 02, Alexis rated it it was amazing. Some of this stuff is just crazy. The chapters are of varying quality; some seemed very superficial and didn’t address issues I expected to read about.

It did make me think more about what I eat. Then he investigates how we manipulate our food supply, delving into the science of dday additives and what benefits we might realize from adding bacteria to certain foods. And how much of it is really true? An Apple a Day: His point being that all food and nutrition have harmful chemicals anyway. This was a ridiculous book in some ways. We are not mice or rats; stop using them as a comparison.

What’s the conclusion of it all? Joe far more than most internet sites or fear-mongers.

An Apple a Day: The Myths, Misconceptions and Truths About the Foods We Eat

Please try again later. I certainly trust Dr. Then he investigates how we manipulate our food supply, delving into the science of food additives and what benefits we might realize from adding bacteria to certain na. This book is a wonderfully clear, wide-ranging and balanced guide to that research, and to what it really tells us about eating wisely and well.

Joe has scanned the peer-reviewed literature which could be a bit of a snoozer for us laypeople, never mind that we likely couldn’t interpret it well anyway and puts together the info in a rollicking fashion.